A deeper dive into UFC 275 Main Event

The reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Glover Teixeira will face Jiří Procházka, in a fight for the title.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s (UFC) upcoming event, UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Procházka will take place on June 12, 2022, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. UFC 275 is said to be the first-ever event held by the UFC in southeast Asia. The UFC anticipates its event this weekend at Singapore Indoor Stadium to break the venue’s all-time ticket income milestone.

The reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Glover Teixeira, will face former Rizin Fighting Federation Light Heavyweight Champion, Jiří Procházka, in a fight for the title.

Glover Teixeira:

Glover “Sledgehammer” Lucas Teixeira, a Brazilian mixed martial artist, was born on October 28, 1979. He is the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and participates in the Light Heavyweight classification of the UFC. Teixeira participated in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, and Shooto as a previous participant of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team. He is currently ranked no.8 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound standings as of May 2, 2022.

  • Height: 6’2″ Age: 42 Weight: 92.98 Kgs Reach: 76″
  • Last fight: Submission win over Jan Blachowicz (October 30, 2021)
  • Training Camp: Teixeira MMA/Glover’s Garage (Danbury, CT)
  • Stance/striking style: Orthodox/kickboxing

Net Worth: In his UFC career, Teixeira has earned over $2,725,000. For his incredible victory over Anthony Smith, he earned nearly $295,000. Teixeira has a net worth of approximately $8 million.

Sponsorship: Through his sponsorships with Reebok and Icon Meals, the Light Heavyweight fighter makes over $1 million. Glover had also earned a bonus of $5,000 from Reebok when he defeated Ovince St. Preux.

Jiří Procházka

Jiří Procházka, a Czech mixed martial artist, was born on October 14, 1992. In the UFC, he is officially a Light Heavyweight contender. He was the first Rizin FF Light Heavyweight Champion and the first Czech GCF Light Heavyweight Champion, and he is ranked #2 in the UFC light heavyweight division. Procházka got engaged in street fights practically every week as a teenager, participating in almost 100 of them.

  • Height: 6’3″ Age: 29 Weight: 93 Kgs. Reach: 80″
  • Last fight: Knockout win over Dominick Reyes (May 1, 2021)
  • Training Camp: Jetsaam Gym BRNO (Czech)
  • Stance/striking style: Orthodox/kickboxing

Net Worth: As of 2022, Jiří Procházka is estimated to have a net value of around $1 million. This amount is mostly due to his experience with Rizin FF in Japan, however, his single battle in the UFC last year would have contributed as well.

The 29-year-old had only battled once in the competition, winning a large $153,500 purse in a battle against Volkan Oezdemir of Switzerland at UFC 251. There’s also a bonus for the Performance of the Night which amounts to $50,000. Procházka was paid $214,000 for his stunning KO victory over Dominick Reyes in May 2021.

Sponsorship: Fortuna (a Czech betting firm), Activ Box, Jetsaam 3 Gym (Training Center), Fitcann (a CBD training supplement firm), Wo Clubb, Telly, BJP, and Vingl are some of his sponsors.

Odds: In the most recent Teixeira vs. Procházka odds, Prochazka is a -200 favourite (risk $200 to win $100), while Teixeira is a +170 underdog (bet $100 to win $170) {listings via CBS Sports}. Clearly, the odds are in favour of Procházka as most of the audience are considering the Czech’s age and experience in Japan a force to be reckoned with.

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